Seldom do I send out an actual newsletter. As I am closing out August and we transition in to September I realized that I should let you, our customers know some of what is going on inside of IN STITCHES.
Three years ago around this time I made the decision to quit my fulltime, salaried and benefits provided secure job. The decision was made so I could care for my Grandfather and Aunt who both lived out of town. With this decision and with the encouragement of my husband I started the plans to open IN STITCHES as an embroidery shop that I could work part time while caring for my family and myself. We’ve all heard the saying if you tell God your plans He will laugh at you. Three years later IN STITCHES has gone through three major transitions. And with any growing business more transitions need to be made. Every day we compete with other retailers, vendors and at times our customers. Due to this competition we need to be ever evolving and changing. With all this in mind we will be soliciting your input concerning changes to classes, services and products.
Our classes are formed from the feedback we receive from you our customers. We always endeavor to keep you first in all that we do. But at the end of the day, week and month the bills do need to be paid. So changes are needed. Some will be announced at our next Club Meeting and others are still being planned so they are beneficial to you and us.
Please follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nstitchesgifts.com. I will be posting surveys to solicit your input concerning possible changes. Much of the way we do things started out innocent and simple and for a lack of words have gotten out of hand. We want to make the classes/workshops beneficial for our customers as well as us. And as we’ve grown changes need to be made.
If you are a regular Club Meeting attendee you know that you are the first to see the next months calendar. With the end of summer we’ve added a second nightly club meeting at 6pm. We encourage you to bring a Show and Tell item and you will receive a free spool of thread. And sometimes something extra, wink, wink.
A couple of events and classes for September have been removed and new ones put in its place. One change that is going into effect in September is that we will be requiring classes to paid for by COB (Close of Business) two days prior to class. It will not matter if you signed up on the sheet that you were interested and/or attending the class/workshop. So if a class is on a Tuesday you will need to pay by COB (Close of Business) the previous Saturday for a kit to be made for you. NO kits will be cut/made if the class is not paid for by the cutoff date/time. The first class this new policy will be effective will be September 17th for Kimberbell Club. Here is a quick list of the September classes/workshops.
Desiree’s Mug Rug Workshop: September 3rd 11AM & September 9th 6PM
Scrap Fabric Bowl: September 7th 10AM
Hello Fall Bench Buddy: September 10th 11AM (purchase of design pack required)
Club Meeting: September 12th 11AM & 6PM
Quilt Binding: September 14th 10AM – 1PM
Kimberbell Club: September 17th & September 21st 10AM – 2PM
Halloween Blockheads Quilt Runner: September 18th & 21st 10AM – 2PM (purchase of kit required)
Sit N’ Sew: September 19th 10AM – 4PM
Snowman Bench Pillow (2 day workshop): September 24th & 25th 10AM – 4PM (purchase of design pack required)
Vinyl Project Workshop: September 26th 10AM – 1PM
With all I’ve said so far I would like to close with one more comment/thought. Will we make mistakes? MOST DEFINITELY! And yet we will always strive to make sure that you, our loyal customer are not cheated. We will own up to our mistakes and bear the burden of those mistakes.
Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter. And thank you for being part of the IN STITCHES family.